2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is an American science fiction film, directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke. The film is widely considered to be Kubrick's masterpiece and it's certainly one of his most famous movies.

The mysterious film relies heavily on visual atmosphere and music (including György Ligeti) and lets the viewers draw their own conclusions. "2001" is well known for the groundbreaking visual effects and famous scenes such as the prehistoric ape throwing a bone in the air, followed by a camera shot of a space satellite. Another famous scene is the trip scene and the final scene where a gigantic foetus can be seen in space.

The film is mentioned in the book Them Or Us.

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